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Bountiful Family Cleaners has been a pioneer in the Dry Cleaning Industry and has always kept up with the needs of the ever-growing population. It was the first to offer the drive-up window service and today it has 3 drive-up windows for the ease and convenience of the customers. Bountiful Family Cleaners strives to have the most up-to-date products and equipment to be able to provide the best quality service for its customers.
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At Bountiful Family Cleaners, we are proud to offer the following services
|Professional Dry Cleaning|
|Laundry Shirts (Boxed or Hang)|
|Draperies - Take down/Re-hang available|
|Alterations and Repairs|
|Fire Damage Restoration|
|Pillow Cleaning and Renovation|
|Ozoning - to remove foul odors|
|Leathers and Suedes|
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Anyone remember this episode of Seinfeld? Not to worry, here at Bountiful Family Cleaners, we are knowledgeable and trained when caring for all of your garments.
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For me, dry cleaning has always belonged in a category of miracles, along with color-safe bleach, dry shampoo, and acupuncture. They seem to work, but is it only because we'd like to believe they do? So we decided to take a look past the counter and '80s-style decals to figure out, what is dry cleaning, anyway?
Spoiler alert! It's not actually dry.
Let's start from the beginning. In the 1800s, a French gentleman named Jolly Belin spilled some kerosene on either a gross tablecloth or some dirty laundry, depending on who you talk to. His clumsy mistake turned up an unexpected result: the oily mixture of hydrocarbons banished the stains already built up on the fabric. Thinking he might have landed upon a better cleaner than soap and water, he started testing kerosene's dirt-removal powers. Pleased with his results, he opened a kerosene-powered cleaning service in Paris-or what's now known as the first ever dry-cleaning establishment.
Kerosene (believe it or not) lifted dirt without messing up the clothing's fibers. "There are certain fabrics and dyes and garments constructed with adhesives that are water sensitive, and dry cleaning doesn't permeate the fibers or make them wet with water," explains Alan Spielvogel, the director of technical services at the National Cleaners Association. Because kerosene doesn't contain water, it can negotiate sensitive fabrics like wool or silk.
The problem with kerosene, though, is that it is flammable—not quite as flammable as gasoline—but enough that soaking our clothes in it can be a problem. And because dry cleaners kept so much of it on the premises, they were routinely denied insurance.
So solvents less likely to burst into flames came into fashion, and in 1948, cleaners settled on a non-flammable organic halogen compound called perchloroethylene, nicknamed perc. The liquid chemical lifts dirt from most common fabrics, doesn't cause clothing to shrink or most dyes to fade, and it can be reused, which keeps costs down.
It works like this: When you drop a collared shirt or Pendelton throw off at the dry cleaners, both are tossed in a machine that looks and acts kind of like an over-sized front-load washer. The machine fills with solvent, and the drum rotates, swishing your clothes around in the (not-water!) liquid that loosens the stain. (While perc is still predominant, hydrocarbons, silicone-based solvents, glycol ethers, and liquid carbon dioxides also do the trick.)
The dirt either ends up in a filter, or is separated from the solvent through a distilling process. The perc (or similar) is sealed up in the machine and reused with each wash, transforming from liquid to vapor and back again. When the cycle is finished, these beastly washers take care of the drying, too.
But this souped-up wash cycle doesn't always eliminate 100 percent of the grime. The water-rejecting properties that make the perc and perc-like solvents so good for certain fabrics and stains also allow water-soluble marks to remain. Different chemicals are applied to treat the stains that require water to lift, typically before the machine wash. "Wet" treatments can target water-soluble food and drink stains, starches, fats and oils, and plant-based marks. "Dry" spotting agents for more thoroughly soiled fabrics take aim at oily spots made by fats, waxes, cosmetics, paint, and plastics.
A fancy pressing machine removes all the wrinkles, and then, presto, a perfectly clean and pristine shirt. Sure, it's a bit of a miracle that my always-wine-stained-dress-for-every-wedding has survived for this long, but I'm relieved to know there's more than magic and hope behind the dry cleaning process-and that for everyday fabrics like cotton, the good ol' washer does just fine.
While a trip to the dry cleaners is a common experience for many, there are secrets we probably don't know about the places we trust to clean our clothes.
“You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors!” Debra Kravet, who runs Apthorp Cleaners in New York, N.Y., told ABC News’ “20/20.”
Tune in for more confessions on ABC News’ “20/20” on Friday, March 7, at 10 p.m. ET
Kravet said that many of the things customers think they know about dry cleaners are myths.
From garment bags to removing stains, here are some commonly held dry cleaning myths that “20/20” busted.
Myth: Club soda can help remove stains.
The Truth: False! “Club soda is definitely not the answer,” Kravet said. “If it was, we’d fill up all our cleaning machines with club soda!” According to Kravet, club soda does nothing except possibly make the stain worse. Instead, gently dab the spot with a white napkin or do nothing at all. Then, bring the garment to the cleaner as soon as possible, and be honest about what the stain is!
Myth: Clothes that have a “dry clean only” tag can only be cleaned at the dry cleaners.
The Truth: Nope! Despite those labels, for certain fabrics, such as cashmere sweaters, hand washing is just good, especially with light-colored clothing. Just don’t put these items in the dryer. Instead, lay them flat to dry.
Myth: It’s okay to store your clothes in the plastic bags from the dry cleaner.
The Truth: No! Those bags are just to ensure that the clothes don’t get splashed after cleaning. According to cleaners, your clothes need to breathe. Leaving your clothes in the bags might trap humidity or make it hard to lose any residual odor from the chemicals. Storing clothes in bags can also allow stains to oxidize and make the clothes harder to clean.
Myth: My clothes are washed separately from other customers.
The Truth: Wrong! Several people’s clothes are cleaned together. However, as long as the system is maintained properly, cleaners say this is not an issue.
Myth: Dry cleaners charge more for women’s clothing than men’s clothing because they have a gender bias.
The Truth: It’s not sexist: it’s economics, according to Kravet. Women’s shirts can’t fit on the pressing machine and have to be hand ironed. More labor means more expense.
Myth: Dry cleaning a suit too often makes it shiny.
The Truth: Not at all! “Wearing your suit day after day, the friction is what’s making it shiny,” Kravet said. However, if the cleaner is not good at pressing the suit, you may notice some marks left behind.
FICTION – Pricing discriminates against women.
FACT – Prices are based on our costs of doing business without regard to gender, race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, or sexual orientation, of the person who owns or wears the garment.
We strive to charge the same for all garments of a similar type. However, customer care associates are instructed to check closely for any detail that may require specific handling requirements and to charge for that item accordingly.
FICTION – All stains can be removed.
FACT – No they can’t.
Whether it’s a new garment or a treasured, well-worn garment, everyone hates it when they spill something on their clothing. We understand, and will always use our best efforts to make that accident go away. Sometimes it’s pretty easy – sometimes not. Either way, we have the professional expertise to do the job. Successful stain removal depends largely on the nature of the stain, the type of fabric, and the colorfastness of the dye. Some fabrics and dyes simply will not withstand the use of cleaning or stain removal agents. Some stains, like ink and dried paint for example, can be impossible to remove.
FICTION – Care labels are always correct.
FACT – No. Most manufacturers never test garments before the required care label is attached.
Understanding and following care label instructions is almost an art – requiring a combination of knowledge of care symbols, instructions, and practical experience.
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Care Label Rule does not require testing before care instructions are assigned to a garment – only that a manufacturer have a ‘reasonable basis’ for their care instructions. Further, they are not required to provide instruction for the best care procedure – simply one that works. Sometimes it’s right and sometimes it’s wrong. We always attempt to alert our customer to a potential problem beforehand.
FICTION – The damage is your fault because it was just fine when I brought it in.
FACT – We strive for error free operation, but mistakes can happen. When we’re wrong we will make it right.
Statistics from the International Textile Analysis Laboratory (ITAL) demonstrate that the overwhelming majority of problems are the result of improper care instructions or damage that is not readily visible. We sometimes rely upon a determination from ITAL to resolve where responsibility should be placed.
Wrong Care Instructions – In general, the safest way to clean an item is to carefully follow the care instructions. If damage occurs after following the manufacturer’s recommendations, then rightfully, the manufacturer is at fault.
Consumer Related – Occasionally chemical damage occurs as the result of use and wear, but it remains invisible and unknown until the article is cleaned. In cases like these, the flexing of the fabric during cleaning causes already damaged fibers to fall out, leaving holes or a loss or change of color. The usual culprits are perspiration, alcohol, bleach, various acid and alkaline-based products, salt, and hair preparations.
Household Damage – Environmental conditions can cause damage to fabrics. This may include surface soiling from an accumulation of smoke, dirt, and dust or direct exposure to sunlight or artificial light. Discoloration or degradation of fabric may not be evident until these contaminants are removed.
FICTION – Shirts (and sometimes other garments) don’t shrink.
FACT – Yes they can if the material has not been properly preshrunk or some other element of construction has not been properly stabilized.
When it begins, shrinkage usually becomes progressively noticeable. Typically, manufacturers consider a two to three percent shrinkage factor acceptable. But when shrinkage or some other element of construction exceeds this factor, the result is shrinkage around the chest, sleeves, and neck. This is a problem associated with manufacturing and is beyond our control.
FICTION – Drycleaning harms the environment.
FACT – The drycleaning industry is possibly the most heavily regulated small business in America. Air and water regulations are comprehensive and farreaching. Safe operating practices, handling, and disposal of any chemicals entail strict monitoring and enforcement measures.
• Never put a garment away with spills or stains on it. The warmth of a closet
and exposure to natural or artificial light and to the atmosphere can contribute to
setting a stain.
• Do not iron stained or soiled clothes; this will set stains and drive the soil deeper
into the fabric. Always have soiled clothes cleaned or washed before ironing.
• Do not attempt home spot removal with either water or a cleaning fluid without
first testing for colorfastness. Wet an exposed area, such as an inside seam, and
blot with a paper towel to make sure the color is fast.
• Never rub a stain, especially when attempting to remove a stain from silk. Blot
the stained area. This will help remove the staining substance without spreading
the stain and will avoid damaging the fabric.
• Inform your dry cleaner of the location of specific stains and any procedures you
have used to remove them, even if the stains are no longer visible.
In some cases:
• Stains oxidized and set in the fabric.
• The type of dye delicacy of the fabric can limit the degree of removal.
• The dye in the fabric is soluble (prone to bleed); removing the stain would also remove the dye from the fabric.
The more information consumers give the drycleaner and the sooner the garment is brought in, the greater the chance of satisfactory stain removal.
Perspiration can also cause problem stains, particularily on silk or wool garments. Perspiration left on a silk garment can eventually cause deterioration of the silk fibers. Repeated exposure of the garment to perspiration and body oils can create a permanent yellow discoloration and an objectable odor. In addition, perspiration can react with the dye in the fabric making it even more difficult to remove the stain. People who perspire heavily should have their clothes cleaned more frequently and might consider perspiration shields. Clothing frequently worn of heavily stained also requires frequent cleaning.
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invisible when they dry. But later on, with exposure to heat or the passage of time, a
yellow or brownish stain will appear. This is caused by the oxidation or carmelization of
the sugar in the staining substance. It is the same process that makes a peeled apple turn
brown after exposure to air.
You can help do a better job by pointing out such stains when you take a garment
to be cleaned. The cleaner often treats the stain prior to cleaning, since the heat of the
drying or finishing may set the stain.
When an oily substance is exposed to heat or ages in a garment for an extended
time, it also oxidizes. The type of stain can be distiguished by the irregular “cross
pattern” the oil makes when it follows the fabric fibers. Oily substances are successfully
removed in drycleaning unless they are left to oxidize. Once they become yellow or
brown, they become much more difficult to remove.
Clothing stains are one of the main reasons people seek the help of their dry cleaner. With their special solvents, equipment, and training, dry cleaners can remove some of the most disastrous looking stains with relative ease. Successful stain removal depends largely on the nature of the stain, the type of fabric, and the colorfastness of the dye. Ink stains and dried paint, for example, can be impossible to remove. Also, some fabrics and dyes are not made to withstand the use of cleaning or stain removal agents.
Let Bountiful Family Cleaners get those pesky stains out for you!